November 24, 2014 | By Jim Ward
Advancements in straighteners help stampers handle advanced high-strength steels on coil feed lines.
January 10, 2013 | By Jim Ward
Although many of the traditional coil-handling rules apply, processing coated coil material requires additional considerations. Stampers need to check for equipment clearances and alignment at every point where the finished material surface may contact another surface.
March 11, 2011 | By Jim Ward
If existing coil feeding equipment is functioning, but productivity needs a boost, stampers can achieve measurable gains in their production efficiency through various types of upgrades to their coil handling and feeding equipment, including servo drives, variable speed controls, and operator interfaces.
January 10, 2002 | By Jim Ward
The two basic press feed types commonly in use today are roll feeds and gripper feeds. Roll feeds, as the name implies, use rollers to move the material into the tool, while gripper feeds employ gripping clamps and a linear motion to move the strip.